[ uhn-kuhn-fawr-muh-buhl ]
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  1. not conformable; not conforming.

  2. Geology. indicating discontinuity of any type in a stratigraphic sequence.

Origin of unconformable

First recorded in 1585–95; un-1 + conformable

Other words from unconformable

  • un·con·form·a·bil·i·ty, noun
  • un·con·form·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for unconformable


/ (ˌʌnkənˈfɔːməbəl) /

  1. not conformable or conforming

  2. (of rock strata) consisting of a series of younger strata that do not succeed the underlying older rocks in age or in parallel position, as a result of a long period of erosion or nondeposition

Derived forms of unconformable

  • unconformability or unconformableness, noun
  • unconformably, adverb

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